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Why Should I Fix the Cracks in my Driveway?

26 Jun 2017
Have you begun to notice hairline cracks appearing in your asphalt driveway? While it can be tempting to kind of ignore them, and to put their repair on the back burner because of the time and inconvenience and cost you may be feeling an impending sense of doom about every time you notice another fracture in your asphalt’s surface, fixing the cracks in your driveway is not nearly as an expensive or time-consuming endeavor as installing a new driveway or removing and replacing an existing one.


Resurfacing, in which the cracked top layer of your existing driveway is carefully scraped away and a new top layer is laid, is a faster and much more cost-friendly alternative to removing the old and replacing with an entire new one, and is generally an option as long as the gravel base has remained solid. Besides often costing about half as much, the process is much quicker, and less invasive and inconvenient.


By removing the top layer of asphalt and exposing the underlying layer, any deeper cracks are able to be filled and patched in before the new top layer is laid, which reinforces the strength and integrity of the base gravel layer, potentially adding years to the life of your driveway, while maintaining the performance of the asphalt, keeping moisture and sun and heat and freezing temperatures from allowing any further damages to your driveway to occur.


Resurfacing your driveway also gives the exterior of your house a nice aesthetic pick-me-up, as well. It’s a fantastic, cost-effective option to replacing your driveway, and a better choice than allowing the elements destroy your driveway to the point that you have no choice but to remove and replace it. We offer free estimates on driveway repairs and replacements, and would be happy to send one of our experienced and friendly professionals out for a free consultation and estimate, where we can answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about repairing the cracks in your asphalt driveway.

Understanding Driveway Resurfacing Costs

21 Jun 2017
When choosing whether to completely replace or just resurface your asphalt driveway, one of the biggest deciding factors will likely be the cost difference between the two options. The lifespan of your average asphalt driveway is generally around 20 years or so, and as long as the integrity of your gravel base remains solid, resurfacing your driveway every 3 - 5 years will repair any cracks that have appeared, as well as prevent any further damage, along with giving your property a nice little facelift.


While, at an average of $3-4 a square foot, the cost to entirely remove and replace an asphalt driveway can run upwards of $10,000, choosing instead to resurface your driveway will run you about $2.24 a square foot, possibly saving you close to $5000. Choosing an experienced contractor, in this case, is a must. Removing the top layer of your driveway and patching, filling, and repairing any remaining underlying cracks with skill and precision can not only brighten up the exterior of your home, it can potentially extend the life of your driveway substantially.


Once you call for your free estimate, we will send one of our experienced professionals out to determine your available options. We are happy to answer any questions you may and explain anything you’re unclear on, whether you have questions about our process, our prices, or anything else.


9 Jun 2017
Driveway resurfacing is a great, cost-effective alternative to replacing your driveway! As long as you have a solid foundation, you can have experienced professionals completely update the look of your home, while reinforcing the strength and durability of your existing driveway. By removing just the top layer of your driveway, contractors replace your pitted and cracked driveway, filling in any remaining weak patches and leaving you with a beautiful, brand-new looking driveway, at a fraction of the cost (and time and hassle!) of a full driveway repaving.


There’s definitely a window of time where driveway resurfacing is a viable option to a total repave. Cracks under a quarter of an inch are generally to be expected and not too worried about. I mean, think of all your driveway puts up with- besides the constant physical changes asphalt makes due to daily temperature change and our seasonal freeze/thaw cycle, it has to handle being run over and parked on by vehicles all day long as well. Cracks that are a few inches deep may indicate foundation issues, which could mean a full driveway repave.


Driveways By Us provides free estimates, and our service professionals are happy to answer all of your questions with the most up-to-date information on all of your driveway repair options. Driveways By Us has been serving the community and providing fast, professional results for over 25 years! You can reach us at 1 (800) ASPHALT (277-4258), or visit our website to check out some of our beautiful finished results and customer testimonials at

Spotswood Furnace Rd Fredericksburg, Virginia


1 Jun 2017
When you need to re-pave your parking lot during business hours, you will probably have a few concerns- How can you keep the disruption to your customers at a minimum? How will this impact your business while the re-paving is occurring? What do you need to look for in a contractor that will allow you to quickly provide the highest level of customer service, while still ensuring solid, professional results?


The key to a great customer experience is the same in most businesses. The key is to provide speedy, customer-centered service by providing the most up-to-date, professional products and services. Like you, Driveways By Us, who has been happily serving our comunity for over 25 years, strives for customer satisfaction by going the extra mile to make every job we do as quick and painless for you, while utilizing the newest technology and education, quality products, and unbeatable workmanship.


If you need to re-pave your parking lot during business hours, Driveways By Us has a whole fleet of vehicles and teams of professionals that can leave you with a beautiful new parking lot quickly, and with as little disruption to your customers, and your business, as possible. You can call us today for a free, comprehensive quote at 1 (800) ASPHALT  ( 1-(800)-227-4258 ), or visit our website ( to see pictures of some of our fantastic finished jobs!

If you’re looking for professionalism, speed of service, quality products and results, and an all-around great experience for both you and your customers, call Driveways By Us!


Asphalt Driveway Spotsylvania, Virginia

11 May 2013
This residence is located in a neighborhood behind Riverbend High School. Once there three of the neighbors made the decision to take advantage of the situation and have their driveway installed by the best as well. With an 80 degree sunny day, you couldn't ask for a better Friday.



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